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We catalog the experience of CEOs, founders, and entrepreneurs in the outdoor, fitness, and wellness industry. All of them have a story to tell. This podcast focuses on a different kind of adventure.
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Now displaying: June, 2019
Jun 25, 2019

This podcast episode was originally recorded on January 16, 2018. Since DMOS Collective is a part of our current camping gear giveaway we wanted to bring this episode back from the archives. We've cleaned up the audio a bit and hope that you enjoy the episode with founder Susan Pieper talking about how and why she started DMOS Collective.

 

Josh sits down with DMOS Collective founder Susan Pieper. Though Susan Pieper always had a strong hold on the outdoor industry, she only delved into entrepreneurship after she retired from her adventures at sea in exchange for a quite different life in the mountains of Wyoming. From there she quickly took focus on a bit of a different adventure, fixing the issue of unreliable and seemingly disposable tools that are currently flooding the market. After 2 successful kickstarters, DMOS now has a steadily growing quiver of ultra sturdy tools that can reliably stand the test of time and can be used in a myriad of situations and there’s no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Tune in for this week's episode and see what’s on the horizon for the company that is quickly becoming a goto for backcountry junkies.

Jun 18, 2019

This podcast episode was originally recorded on Jul 29, 2016. Since Hummingbird hammocks is a part of our current camping gear giveaway we wanted to bring this episode back from the archives. We've cleaned up the audio a bit and hope that you enjoy the episode with founder Chris Loidolt talking about how and why he started hummingbird hammocks.

From The ReddyYeti AIn this episode, Josh interviews Chris Loidolt, founder of Hummingbird Hammocks, which currently holds the unofficial title of the lightest and most compact hammock on the market. Chris utilizes his experience as a retired professional Skydiver and parachute rigger to build hammocks from Parachute Industry Association certified parachutes. After amazing success from his Kickstarter campaign Chris and Hummingbird Hammocks press on, constantly evolving to minimize size and weight, while maximizing strength comfort

 

Jun 11, 2019

Josh sits down with Trailtopia founder Vincent Robichaud. Trailtopia is a brand that makes delicious pre-packaged backpacking and hiking food in convenient packaging to make things a little simpler. Vince has been a longtime backpacker and hiker, however, for all his experience he’s had trouble finding backpacking meals that left him satisfied so he started making his own food. After one momentous camping trip in 2013, his fellow backpackers convinced him to start packaging and selling his food and the rest is history. We’re psyched to get the chance to dive into this culinary creation and pick apart where it’s headed.

Jun 4, 2019

Josh sits down with Xero Shoes co-founder Steven Sashen. Xero Shoes are designed to let your feet do what’s natural. They let you have the right combination of protection and ground feel granting more agility and connection to where you step. Steven initially got this nuanced approach for shoe design in 2009 while getting back into sprinting after a 30-year break. He was getting injured quite often and when asking a friend who happened to be a world champion runner for advice he told him to take off his shoes to see if he could learn anything about his form. What he learned was why he was getting an injury and how to stop this from happening. He realized that his issue was a form problem that he couldn’t tell he had when he was wearing shoes and wasn’t able to feel the ground. After experimenting more with running barefoot his injuries went away, he got faster and started to see some serious improvements. Having has such a positive natural movement experience, he started making some shoes for himself, then for his friends, and then for his friends. It wasn’t long before he found himself at the head of a rapidly growing footwear phenomenon we now know as Xero Shoes.

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